So now that we’re 3 weeks into 2015, I figure it’s time to share my favourite books from last year. I didn’t get to read as much as I would have liked… But that happens when you add a baby to the family! Every year I set out to read a certain number of books (or specific books) and share them with you here. And every year I kind of, um, fail at reading and following up with you on those books. So this year I’m just going to share with you my favourites from last year.
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The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Aged 37 3/4 (Adrian Plass) I tend to not enjoy a lot of fiction, but I liked this one. It’s a satirical look at the Christian life. Plass gives a great perspective on life in the church.
Forgotten God (Francis Chan) This book was a challenge to stop trying to do everything ourselves and look to the “Forgotten God” (the Holy Spirit) for help. It challenged me to look to the Holy Spirit, a part of the Trinity that is often just that—forgotten.
The 5 Love Languages (Gary Chapman) I’ve heard of the love languages before, but had never read much about them. This book challenged the way Leon and I relate to and show love to each other. It’s also made me think about how I show love to my children.
French Children Don’t Throw Food (Pamela Druckerman) I discovered last year that I really like ‘memoir’ style books. This one was no different, even though it was a book I happened to find at the library. The author describes her experiences as an American (married to a British man) raising children in France. I appreciated the stories as well as the bits of parenting advice throughout.
How to Raise an Amazing Child (Tim Seldin) I enjoyed this one because it’s from an educational perspective (I was a teacher in a past life). This book is a good introduction to the ways of the Montessori classroom, and I have been able to implement some of the principles in the book in our home. I like this approach for early childhood education.
Praying for Boys (Brooke McGlothlin) If you’re looking for a different way to pray for your boys, this is a good resource. I enjoyed praying through all the points the author uses in the book.